2013 in art and culture: Organizations, events enhance area livability

Published: Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 17:23 PM.

SISTER CITY PROGRAM

Crestview strengthened its nearly 20-year Sister Cities International relationship with Noirmoutier-en-l'Île, France, through cultural, educational and economic exchanges and community presentations.

In May, 30 student performers with the Northwest Florida State College Soundsations and Madrigals choirs performed in Noirmoutier.

In June, a 22-member delegation helped commemorate America's role in France's World War II liberation and toured an Airbus plant producing components for planes to be assembled in Mobile.

Two University of Nantes students served three-month summer internships at the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce, while Crestview High French Club members and girls' soccer players began fundraising for summer 2014 visits to Noirmoutier.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

Organizers in area schools presented a gala celebrating the many cultures and nationalities that make up northern Okaloosa County.



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